Tuesday, 9 June 2015


Feng Shui: Living with Highways and Railways

When it comes to developed cities, living near highways or railways is considered the norm. Even if you don’t now, chances are that you will find yourself living next to one several years down the road as the city continues to expand. For many who are looking to invest, there are some concerns about purchasing properties located next to highways or railways, despite the convenience it may offer in terms of transport. With the widespread ongoing extension of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines in Klang Valley, you may find yourself questioning how this may impact your property in terms of Feng Shui.

Effects of roads and highways
Roads are seen as virtual water. Just like rivers, they carry Qi towards and away from the property based on direction. Ideally, Qi should always move in a serene way around your property and not in a direct aggressive manner. Highways and railways are usually likened to gushing rivers due to the constant flow of fast and heavy traffic. So when it comes to property, it is not ideal to be situated near an elevated highway or railway – especially if it is straight with fast-moving traffic. Such features channel unstable and merciless Qi or Sha Qi. The presence of such a feature might also disrupt any positive Qi flowing towards the property.

If you want to know whether your property is close enough to be affected by such a feature, assess it with a simple bit of logic; when it is visible and it affects your unit if the highway or railway somehow tumbles down, then your property is already vulnerable to the effects of the Sha Qi. Aside from that, the presence of intense and noisy traffic also poses the problem of sound Sha, another undesirable feature in Feng Shui that interferes with the property occupants’ rest and sleep, and ultimately health.

Landed property
If you are staying on landed property and suddenly find yourself in the shadow of an elevated highway or railway under construction, this is also considered undesirable. This is known as Yin Sha and represents fast moving Yin Qi affecting the house and depleting the Qi. This similarly applies if you are staying in a high-rise with your unit situated below the elevated highway or railway.

Importance of position
However, not everything about a highway or railway is considered bad in Feng Shui. For instance, if you are staying in a high-rise unit that is located on the levels above the elevated highway or railway, you are not affected by the Sha Qi. In such scenarios, you might even find that it is favourable for you if the highway or railway is curving in a sentimental manner towards your unit, particularly if the curve supports the ‘Flying Stars’ of your property.

Do take into account if there are negative features like a cemetery or graveyard facing your property. If there is, then the presence of a highway or railway between your property and the negative feature is considered favourable. In this case, the fast-moving Qi on the highway serves as a barrier to block off any negative Qi emanating from the negative feature.

If you are considering buying a property near an elevated highway or railway, especially condominiums or apartments, follow a simple rule of thumb; avoid properties which are on the same level as the elevated highway or railway. The higher it is from the highway or railway, the less likely the unit will be affected by any Sha Qi. It boils down to just plain common sense; no one wants to live next to a highway where sound pollution and dust from traffic is going to be a constant problem.

Always remember to take into consideration the bigger picture of the property’s surroundings rather than just a highway or railway alone. Whenever in doubt, it’s better to consult a Feng Shui expert!

Get in touch with Joey Yap Consulting Group at 03–2284 1213 or email to consultation@joeyyap.com for a personal property consultation. Make changes and invite harmony and well-balanced outlook to your property today!

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